• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    10 May 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    26 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type

Job summary

Role – KS2 Class Teacher

Start date – September 2021

Permanent Position

Salary – Teacher’s pay scale

Closing Date - Monday 10th May 2021

Are you looking to develop your teaching potential in a positive and vibrant school environment?

Orchard Academy, part of East Midlands Academy Trust, is seeking to appoint enthusiastic, innovative and motivated KS2 teacher.

Orchard Academy is a vibrant, multicultural junior school located in Springfield, Milton Keynes.

With a great reputation (we are over-subscribed for September), fantastic facilities, and a warm, welcoming, family atmosphere - we are sure you will love Orchard as soon as you walk through the door. The Academy is culturally diverse and inclusive, with strong, proud links to our local community. We are well known for our fantastic social communication department for children with ASC (Cedar class).

Our vision is to nurture and support children to become the best they can be - confident individuals, independent learners and aspirational, responsible citizens. We are committed to promoting excellence in academic, artistic and sporting achievement. The Academy is driving school improvement through a curriculum designed to interest and inspire children and make them life-long learners. We are proud to be a nurturing school, recognising and supporting the individual to achieve.

As the sponsor, East Midlands Academy Trust's vision is for schools and academies with outstanding leadership driven with flair and passion, excellent innovative teaching, children and students who are leaders in learning and environments that promote the drive for ambition and progress to enable:

· children as leaders in learning;

· parents as partners in learning;

· partnering other schools;

· children flourishing in all aspects of their individual development.

East Midlands Academy Trust strongly believes in developmental opportunities for all staff; through comprehensive training, resources and guidance we aim to provide excellent CPD for all. Working as a group combines and enhances our strengths and allows extensive opportunity for cross school links, sharing best practice and maximising our resources.
Through The Hub at Castle Academy, we have access to the high level, intensive practical training programmes for staff within our academies. The range of programmes that are available include Outstanding Teacher Programme, Developing Middle Leadership Programme and the Power of Coaching.

Whatever your role, working in East Midlands Academy Trust schools is an enjoyable experience and an opportunity to express and develop a genuine passion for teaching in a collaborative and rewarding atmosphere.

We require teachers who:
Have a genuine love of working with children and a passion to make a difference.
Are exceptional and creative classroom practitioners with a track record of good and outstanding practice.
Have experience and an understanding of the primary journey.
Have the ability to inspire, motivate and support our pupils.
Are committed to the highest standards of learning, teaching, planning with knowledge of the National Curriculum.
Have a determined and positive outlook on life with an exceptionally positive vision for primary education in the 21st Century.
Have an excellent understanding of how to effectively support children and close the gap to ensure equal and outstanding outcomes for all pupils.
Are able to plan, make and use assessment effectively to ensure positive outcomes for all groups of children.
Have the ability to work on their own initiative and be a team-player with the ability to work collaboratively as a part of a highly productive team.
Have a sense of humour and a 'can do' attitude.
Have the professionalism and determination to make a positive impact on our school, driving improvement.
In return, we will offer you:
Opportunities for professional development within a rapidly developing school.
A positive ethos and truly amazing children.
Friendly, supportive colleagues who are committed to continuous improvement.
The opportunity to make a difference.
Excellent professional development opportunities including support from outstanding and innovative schools.
Well-behaved pupils who display excellent attitudes towards learning.
A forward thinking committed and skilled leadership team to lead and support you.
A warm, collegiate, and supportive environment in which to develop your career.
Dedicated release time to develop your core subject.
A supportive, forward thinking Local Advisory Board.

For more information about this position please contact Lorna Stockwell on 07500 559281 or email recruitment@emat.uk

EMAT have the right to remove this advert before the closing date should a suitable candidate be found

EMAT committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post.

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
351 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact email
Contact phone number

About Orchard Academy

Orchard Academy, situated in Springfield Milton Keynes, is at the heart of the community. A large KS2 primary with a 3 form entry,
Orchard is a founding member of the East Midlands Academy Trust and shares leadership, teaching and administration with our neighbour, Shepherdswell Academy, who are also part of EMAT, allowing us to offer the pupils a continuing broad and balanced curriculum at both key stages 1 and 2.
Through the Orchard creed we encourage the boys and girls to celebrate diversity and respect others regardless of ability, gender, ethnicity or religion. We aim to sustain a happy, caring, supportive and positive learning community where each child can develop and extend their potential and achieve success.

School location

Springfield Boulevard, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK6 3HW

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